Three competing store owners rented adjoining shops in a mall. Observers waited for mayhem to ensue.
The retailer on the right put up huge signs saying, "Gigantic Sale!" and "Super Bargains!"
The store on the left raised bigger signs proclaiming, "Prices Slashed!" and "Fantastic Discounts!"
The owner in the middle then prepared a large sign that simply stated, "ENTRANCE".
简短的英语小故事：A dog named time
n old Chinese man's wife got sick for a while, then died. They had been married for more than half a century without any children. After the old companion was gone, the old man felt very lonely. He took friends' advice and went to a pet shop to buy a baby dog.
It was a miniature size of poodle which had long, thick, and frizzy(卷曲的) hair. Everybody said it was indeed a cute puppy. The old man treasured it very much and named his dog “Time.”
When he sat down, he would put his puppy on his knees. When he took ask his dog to follow him. The puppy was only a few weeks old, it could not walk as fast as its master. So the old man kept calling, “Time, go faster.” The little puppy had done its best. No matter how he called, it was still doing the same.
As time went by, the puppy became stronger. Like a small boy ,it seldom stayed at a place too long and ran around all the time. And it would not listen to its master as closely as it used to. Especially, when he was walking outside, the dog always ran faster than its master. So the man must keep calling, “Go slower, Time.”
As time went on and on, finally, the man became older and weaker, while his dog grew bigger and stronger. One day, when the man took his dog outside to do the walk again, he lost control of his dog. The dog ran much far away. He kept calling, “Time, wait for me.” Yet time went ahead and would not listen to him.
Finally, the man realized that he could not control the time anymore.
简短的英语小故事：Very Pleased to Meet You
During World War II, a lot of young women in Britain were in the army. Joan Phillips was one of them. She worked in a big camp, and of course met a lot of men, officers and soldiers.
One evening she met Captain Humphreys at a dance. He said to her, "I‘m going abroad tomorrow, but I‘d be very happy if we could write to each other." Joan agreed, and they wrote for several months.
Then his letters stopped, but she received one from another officer, telling her that he had been wounded and was in a certain army hospital in England.
Joan went there and said to the matron, "I‘ve come to visit Captain Humphreys."
"Only relatives are allowed to visit patients here," the matron said.
"Oh, that‘s all right," answered Joan. "I‘m his sister."
"I‘m very pleased to meet you," the matron said, "I‘m his mother!"